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Do you need whole home enabled for IP access to receivers?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by slice1900, May 30, 2013.

  1. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to play around with IP control of an H24-700, so I wanted to get at its HTTP server, but I can't seem to get it to work via the ethernet connection.

    Since I didn't have a connection to my router available in the location, I used an old wireless router and connected cat5 cables to the H24's ethernet port and to a laptop's ethernet port. I assumed each would pick up a DHCP address from the router, then I could poke at its HTTP server.

    The H24 didn't seem to pick up a DHCP address, nor did I see anything in the menus to enable that. The screen to configure the address defaulted to the Windows autoconfig address (169.254.x.x) so I manually set an address. It appeared to take it (show OK for everything) but it errored out. I am guessing because it couldn't connect to the Internet? On the laptop I wasn't able to ping the address or connect to it at port 8080.

    Is the problem the lack of whole home (or DVR service for that matter) enabled on my account? Or do the receivers refuse to configure properly unless it can get to the Internet? Or should it have worked how I was doing it, and I need to look into other possibilities?
     
  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    H24's work off their internal DECA in order to obtain an IP address. After you connect the ethernet cable, perform a menu reset of the receiver. If the DHCP server on the connected router is turned on, the H24 should obtain and IP address correctly.

    - Merg
     
  3. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    So it will enable DECA on the satellite coax? I guess I'll need to block that from the rest of the receivers, since there are many H20s that can't handle DECA signals. I suppose a diplexer will work as a temporary band stop filter substitute for the purposes of this experiment.

    Thanks for the help! Dunno why I didn't think to reset the receiver, that should have been an obvious step for me to try...guess I'm too used to computer equipment that will usually notice the cable being plugged in and do DHCP right away.
     
  4. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

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    Having an ethernet cable connected disables the internal DECA so you should be ok.
     
  5. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Ah OK, good to know. Thanks!
     
  6. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help. I tried it again today and did exactly what I did before (plugging it into that old router) and did a red button reset on the H24, and it acquired an address with DHCP no problem.
     

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